Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH
Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research; Boston Medical Center
Dr. Merewood serves as the Director of the Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER) and the director of the CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices) program, as well as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. She has worked as a consultant for the WHO, UNICEF, the Indian Health Service, and many American Indian tribes. She is the former Editor in Chief of the Journal of Human Lactation.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Breastfeeding: Human Medicine IPE- Cultivating Collaboration to Improve Lactation Knowledge and Support Strategies Among Public Health and Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare professionals working with new families, including physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, social workers, dieticians, and many others, play a profound role in infant feeding decisions. Interprofessional Education (IPE) is an integral component of professional training to equip an array of healthcare workers to cultivate patient-centered care in a collaborative team environment; however, curricula addressing breastfeeding did not exist until the creation of the Breastfeeding: Human Medicine IPE module in 2020 by the Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER),…